Best Lathe Buying Guide and Top 5


Woodturning is one of the most popular forms of woodworking. There are plenty of things you can create by woodturning such as bowls, bird feeders, pens, cradles, and even replacement handles for some of your aging tools. All you need to begin several fun projects are curved gouges, sharp chisels, and parting tools. But for [...]

Best Lathe Buying Guide and Top 52020-07-21T10:18:38+00:00

6 Best Lathes for Wood/Pen/Bowl Turning


Any serious woodworker knows the importance of having a lathe their shop. Turning wood, which is done effectively and efficiently with a wood lathe, is one of the most basic techniques in woodworking other than planing and sawing. Without one of these bad boys in your workshop, turning out beautifully round pieces of wood-based art [...]

6 Best Lathes for Wood/Pen/Bowl Turning2019-11-26T08:28:48+00:00

NOVA 46300 Comet II Mini Lathe Review


Most DIY woodworkers won’t need a full-sized lathe in their workshop. Not only are they costly but they also take up an enormous amount of floor space. For those of you looking to produce small, cylindrical pieces of wood-based art – pens, drawer knobs, tool handles, etc. – then the best tool to use would [...]

NOVA 46300 Comet II Mini Lathe Review2019-11-26T13:24:17+00:00

How To Use a Lathe- ToolPowers


Lathes are used for a number of different projects, but for the regular handyman, it’s mainly used to produce beautiful wood-based art. However, depending on the type of lathe machine, you can even turn and shape pieces of metal. More advanced lathe machines have programmable limbs for making precise and identical cuts on multiple blanks [...]

How To Use a Lathe- ToolPowers2019-11-26T10:14:51+00:00

What are the Different Types of Lathe Machines?


Have you ever wondered how they bake baseball bats, wood pens, camshafts, screws, metal dies, or even locomotive wheelsIf you have, then the answer might be a bit of a shocker: it’s all thanks to lathes. What is a lathe machine? Lathe machines are used for removing the material off of stock or a blank. [...]

What are the Different Types of Lathe Machines?2019-11-26T10:14:56+00:00

Jet JWL-1015 vs JWL-1221VS: Wood Lathe Comparison


Many hipster woodworkers prefer the traditional method of hand crank spinners to shape pieces of wood. The rest of the world prefers efficiency and power. An electronic wood lathe makes life a lot easier for furniture makers and DIY-ers who need to cut intricate designs into long stocks or blanks. The machine saves both time [...]

Jet JWL-1015 vs JWL-1221VS: Wood Lathe Comparison2020-04-30T11:28:26+00:00

WEN 3420 vs NOVA 46300: Lathe Comparison


Producing elegantly-turned legs and a number of other wood pieces is extremely easy with the use of a wood lathe. Some users still prefer the traditional hand crank and hand tool method of shaping and making designs, but they are nowhere as efficient as working with high-speed electronic lathes. This machine allows for more controlled [...]

WEN 3420 vs NOVA 46300: Lathe Comparison2020-04-30T11:28:32+00:00

SHOP FOX W1704 Benchtop Lathe Review


There’s no denying that any woodworker worth his salt finds excellent use out of wood lathes. They are an essential piece of equipment for any woodworker’s toolset which help is producing beautiful and symmetrical works of art. In the mid-1980s, wood lathe manufacturers began producing mini versions (between 8 and 10 inches of swing and [...]

SHOP FOX W1704 Benchtop Lathe Review2020-04-30T11:34:15+00:00

Best Power Lathes: Buying Guide and Top 10


10) Grizzly G0602 Bench Top Metal Lathe This Grizzly G0602 10” x 22” Benchtop Metal Lathe is the best unit for those looking to work with harder materials. It’s specifically designed to offer users high functionality and excellent performance in one unit. One of the most outstanding features of this unit is that it comes [...]

Best Power Lathes: Buying Guide and Top 102020-04-30T11:55:28+00:00
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